Vice President Joe Biden spoke candidly about Donald Trump with the ladies of The View on Friday.
On Friday morning, Joe Biden made an appearance on ABC’s The View. Whoopi Goldberg introduced our favorite Veep to a roaring crowd.
“In a country so divided right now, I still don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a soft spot for this man. We are honored, we love him, we love when he’s here. He’s just one of the realest people you’ll ever, ever meet in your lifetime.”
His first segment was spent mostly talking about Biden being awarded the prestigious Medal of Freedom and his bromance with President Obama. But the conversation took a very serious turn when the ladies brought up Donald Trump.
Joy Behar said,
“People are worried about a Trump administration. I’m terrified that he knows nothing and is going to lead us into war. Now, you have called him thoroughly unqualified. What makes you the most uneasy? And remember, it’s only an hour show.”
“What I worry about is the inadvertent mistake in the near term on foreign policy. By that I mean — I don’t mean any nuclear war, that kind of malarkey.”
He went on to say that with all of the “complicated” situations around the world it’s a real problem that Trump continues to “diss” and “dismiss” the intelligence community. Biden said that this irresponsible act by the President-elect “really plays into Russia’s hand, which is the hand they’re playing and Mr. Putin is playing.”
Biden said that he is really concerned about how all of this looks to the rest of the world.
“Countries that are deciding whether or not they’re going to move in an authoritarian direction or in a democratic direction, and they then begin to make a gamble and say, well, it’s better to make the gamble to be on the authoritarian side of this equation than it is to be on the democratic side, because America, this great democracy, maybe it’s not so great after all. Maybe we can’t count on it as much, maybe we can’t rely on it.”
The Vice President also stated that he truly hopes that “what Mr. Trump has said has been rhetorical so far, and as he sits behind that chair, he’s a smart guy, and that he begins to understand the gravity and the consequences of words, not just actions but of words.”